Great Yearbooks Start with a Plan
Guidelines, styles, deadlines and brainstorming to capture the memories.
The power of collaboration
As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.
— Amy Poehler, Comedian and writer
ARTICLES FROM OUR EXPERTS
Fail to plan, plan to fail
Calendars, to-do lists, sticky notes, reminders on your phone — whatever the tool, whatever the challenge, planning is the most critical step to creating a memorable (and complete) yearbook.
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Yearbook Pro Tips
As a staff, think about all the experiences you have had this year — the good, the bad and the ugly. On a large poster or on the board, number one through ten and think of things the staff can do differently in the new year. Think about:
Rewards and Recognition
If you create some resolutions for 2018, nothing will get in your way of creating a great yearbook.
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Tell us how you plan
Do you have a specific way you set up your yearbook program? Do something unique with the ladder? Each school has their own style to planning the yearbook and we want to hear from you.
Share with us how you plan your yearbook, from staff guidelines to project management. We’d love to share your words of wisdom with other advisers.